Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two Dashes of Glam | Snow & Ice

2 dashes of glam | Snow & Ice Beauty Look
After creating a bold and glittery beauty look for Christmas, Melissa from KissandMakeUp and I decided to go for the Snow & Ice theme for one of the (supposedly) coldest months in the year. Well, depending on where you live, of course.. it was supposed to be really cold here, but it feels more like autumn. Ok, I digress. Moving on. Snow & Ice means...

... something frosty to me. So I was thinking of cold colors that give off an icy vibe. One problem, though. I tend to use warm shades over cold ones. If I do use cool colors, then they are often combined with warm ones. I had no idea how I was going to do this! After a lot of brainstorming (and seeing lots of pictures of very pale ladies) I came up with the following colors: white, silver, grey and icy blue

Luckily, I have this nice eyeshadow palette by E.L.F. with 100 different shades, so I was able to find all the desired colors. I used three shades of silver/grey (#93, #94 and #97) on my upper eye lid with the lightest shade towards my inner-V and the darkest one towards the outer-V and into the crease. Then the iciest blue shade I could find (#88, didn't want to go too light) was applied on my lash line with a bit of "Uzi", from my Urban Decay Book of Shadows 3 palette, on my inner-V. I colored my waterline and upper lid slightly with a black eye pencil ("Perversion" by Urban Decay). A silvery pink lip color with lip glow by Dior on my lips. Those are the basics. Ermm, basics. Right.

2 dashes of glam | Snow & Ice Beauty Look

If you google ice princess, I do not think I fit the mold but I did my best. Cold colors will always stand out on me because my skin tone is very warm. This theme has encouraged me to use my blues and silvers more often and I even had the outrageous idea of playing around with my blue lipstick. I decided against that, though, because I had to attend a social function the day I tried out this look.. so, that could have led to some odd looks!

How do you envision a Snow & Ice themed beauty look? What are the colors you would go for? Melissa also thought of cold and frosty shades, so she created a look with white-silver eyeshadow and icy blue eyeliner. What can I say? Great minds think alike! She also added the frosty effect to her skin and lips by highlighting them with cool colors. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us, so go check it out.. and let me know.. What do you think of our looks for Snow & Ice?!



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  1. Yay another two dashes of glam! I love it!

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  2. Love love love it! Ik draag niet veel blauwe tinten, maar nu heb je me geïnspireerd om ook met koele kleuren te experimenteren. Staat je echt geweldig!

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    1. Yay! Dat vind ik fijn om te lezen :D ik ben al benieuwd naar je look!!

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  3. Wow deze look staat je super mooi! Ik zou ook blauw/witte tinten gebruiken!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Dank je wel, Karen! Ik ben dus niet de enige he ^^

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  4. Hey Natasja, I like the look on you! You actually wear blue well, and the lip combo works well with the eyes :)

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    1. Hi Sunny! Thank you so much ^^ it's been a long time since I wore blue, but there you go!

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  5. Die Snow & Ice look staat jou heel erg mooi! Zelf gebruik ik zo goed als nooit blauwe en/of grijze oogschaduw, maar misschien moet ik dat toch eens een kans geven. Ik wil je trouwens nog succes wensen met je laatste examen(s)!

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    1. Dank je wel, Aurélie!! Hm, ik denk dat je blauw toch beter kunt hebben dan je denkt (al is het maar een "hint" van blauw), maar dan moet je eens nadenken over welke tint blauw! Leuk om mee te experimenteren in ieder geval ^^ Aw, dat is lief! Bedankt.. nu nog eentje te gaan, tun dun dun. Jij bent al klaar he? Ben je er positief over?!

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  6. Jouw ogen zien er beeldig uit! Dit mag je zeker eens proberen op mij! Really love it!

    New post on my blog ;)

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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    1. Dank je, Lima! You got it :P Het zal je vast prachtig staan!x

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  7. Oh wow! I have to try this!!! Looks fab on you!!! :D

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  8. You hot ice princess you! Ik ben echt verliefd op jouw look! Staat je echt schitterend. Alle kleuren zijn echt zo mooi.

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    1. Aw, dank je wel, Melissa! I appreciate that :) op naar de volgende challenge!

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  9. De kleuren doen je ogen nog meer uitkomen. Erg mooi gedaan :D x

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  10. Wat staan die kleuren goed bij je ogen, wauw!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  11. Amai zeg, uw ogen! Keimooi gedaan!

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  12. Je hebt echt een prachtige look gemaakt en het staat je ook zo goed!

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  13. You look very pretty, the blue hue in the photo adds to it as well! You really have the longest bottom lashes, jealous. I imagine silver gems, like ice.

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    1. Oh, silver gems. That's pretty! Thank you kindly!

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  14. Loved your Glam Combination..I must say Your Lip gloss is complimenting Eyeshades Beautifully..Lovely!!

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    1. Aw, that's very kind! Thanks Radha!

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  15. Hi Natasja! You're so beautiful! Now, let's sing "Let It Gooo" hehehe!

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    1. Haha, that movie came to my mind a couple of times too :P

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  16. So beautiful! This look really makes your eyes pop :) I haven't really tried playing around with blue eyeshadow, but this makes me want to try it! It really suits you <3

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    1. Hey Melissa! Thanks so much ^^ Oh, you should. I'd love to see it on you! xx

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  17. You look amazing babe, loved your eyemakeup, it is really nice :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Lia! You're very kind :)

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  18. oh my my..natasja..You did an amazing job..I would love to recreate it :D could you do more such posts...Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee :)

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    1. It's a monthly series so you will get to see a lot more ;-)

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    2. Hi Purva! Gosh, you're too kind! Like Melissa said above, we will be doing this every month :D so more beauty looks are sure to come!! I would love to see your version of this.. please do share!! x

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  19. This is such a gorgeous look, and I can definitely see the snow and ice theme reflected in it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  20. Misschien geen Google-ice princess, maar wel een mooie draagbare variant ervan! Erg mooi :)

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    1. Aww, dat is echt fijn om te lezen, Alette!! Dank je wel :)

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  21. Speaking of blue, huh? What a gorgeous look on you! I think you rendered the theme perfectly and I like the pairing the look with a subtle lip color! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, Agata! Haha, yeah I thought it was a nice coincidence! Blue is the color this season huh :P

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  22. Wat een prachtige look zeg! Je ogen komen heel mooi uit met deze koele kleuren, moet je vaker doen! :D

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  23. That's a gorgeous eye makeup, you look stunning hun :)

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  24. Je ziet er stralend uit met deze ooglook! Hij is prachtig en valt op op een positieve manier. Heel mooi gedaan! :D xo

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  25. Wow Natasja Eyelook is super-pretty :) I would love to copy this :P

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